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Shang, Hui-Fang; Chen, Yen-Yu – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
With the rapid growth of technology, many language acquisition approaches have been added to computer-assisted language learning applications. Thus, this study investigated the impact of online autonomous learning on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading ability. Sixty-five students from two reading classes at One University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lu, Owen H. T.; Huang, Anna Y. Q.; Huang, Jeff C. H.; Lin, Albert J. Q.; Ogata, Hiroaki; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Blended learning combines online digital resources with traditional classroom activities and enables students to attain higher learning performance through well-defined interactive strategies involving online and traditional learning activities. Learning analytics is a conceptual framework and is a part of our Precision education used to analyze…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection
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Hsu, Ting-Chia; Chang, Shao-Chen; Liu, Nan-Cen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study employed an eye-tracking machine to record the process of peer assessment. Each web page was divided into several regions of interest (ROIs) based on the frame design and content. A total of 49 undergraduate students with a visual learning style participated in the experiment. This study investigated the peer assessment attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Measurement, Peer Evaluation, Web Sites
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Wu, Cheng-Chih; Chiu, Chiung-Fang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article explores the feasibility of employing cooperative program editing tools in teaching programming. A quasi-experimental study was conducted, in which the experimental group co-edited the programs with peers using the wiki. The control group co-edited the programs with peers using only the face-to-face approach. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Programming
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Sah, Wen-hui – First Language, 2018
This study investigates the referential choice of Mandarin-speaking children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The data consist of narratives from 16 children with ASD and 16 typically-developing (TD) children. The narratives were elicited using the wordless picture book "Frog, where are you?" Participants' referential expressions…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Classification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Lin, Su-Fei – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of group work (GW) in EFL vocabulary learning by second year, non-English major, university students in Taiwan, in comparison with working individually (IW). The students (N = 44) worked in mixed ability groups of 3-4 or in IW to complete vocabulary exercises following reading activities. The classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Yau, Jia-ling Charlene; Lee, Pi-yu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This study has two aims: one is to examine whether or not there are individual differences in motivation to read English as a Foreign Language (EFL) among Taiwanese adolescents, and the other is to scrutinize whether or not a gender gap exists among those readers. A total of 252 adolescents, half of them female and the other half male,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences
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Tsai, Chia-Wen; Shen, Pei-Di; Chiang, I-Chun; Chen, Wen-Yu; Chen, Yi-Fen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
The application of online learning and educational technologies in higher education has changed teaching methods, the channels of delivering learning materials, and modes of communication between teachers and students. This study is aimed to improve learning effects and investigate, via quasi-experiments, the effects of web-mediated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Web Based Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Liang, Hsin-Yi; Kelsen, Brent A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: This study examines university students' self-reported inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and their relation to performance on a high-stakes English proficiency test while taking gender into consideration. Method: Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity attributes were assessed using the Adult Attention…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Chen, Sherry Y.; Yeh, Chia-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Various hints have been proposed to scaffold students. Such hints can be broadly divided into direct hints and indirect hints. On the other hand, individual differences existed among learners. In particular, cognitive styles greatly affect student learning. However, there is a lack of studies to investigate how cognitive styles affect students'…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Language Usage, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
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Lin, Yu-Cheng; Lin, Pei-Ying – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
There are no salient word spaces in Mandarin Chinese. Thus, it is unclear whether word spacing information differentially affects the reading speed of children with and without reading difficulties (RD). In the present study, native Chinese-speaking children of differential reading abilities were tested with Chinese text in un-spaced versus spaced…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Reading Ability, Layout (Publications), Reading Difficulties
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Chou, Chin-Cheng – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Elementary school remedial teaching has been promoted for many years in Taiwan but it has primarily been aimed at Chinese and mathematics with little attention being paid to natural sciences. Due to the current shortage of natural science teachers, along with limitations in school budget and manpower, it is difficult to put natural science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Video Technology, Audience Response Systems
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Chen, Chi Yuan; Wang, Shu-Yin; Yang, Yi-Fang – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the study is to explore the influence of teaching evaluations on teachers in that they might try to please their students by giving higher grades in order to get higher teaching evaluation scores. To achieve this purpose, the study analyzed the correlations between teaching evaluation scores, student's final grades and course fail…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Evaluation, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Yang, Chao-Ming; Hsu, Tzu-Fan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Visual communication design (VCD) is a form of nonverbal communication. The application of relevant linguistic or semiotic theories to VCD education renders graphic design an innovative and scientific discipline. In this study, actual teaching activities were examined to verify the feasibility of applying narrative theory to graphic design…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Literacy, Semiotics, Teaching Methods
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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